Tag: SelfBelief

You’ve probably never heard of him. But he is An Inspiration.

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You’ve probably never heard of him. However, in Hungary, he’s a national hero – everybody there knows his name and his incredible story. After reading his story, you’ll never forget him…
Károly Takács  (21 January 1910 – 5 January 1976) was the first shooter to win two Olympic gold medals in the 25meter rapid fire pistol event, both with his left hand after his right hand was seriously injured. He is the third known physically disabled athlete to have competed in the Olympic Games after George Eyser  in 1904 and Oliver Halassy in 1928, followed by Liz Hartel in 1952 and Neroli Fairhall in 1984.
In 1938, Karoly Takacs of the Hungarian Army, was the top pistol shooter in the world. He was expected to win the gold in the 1940 Olympic Games scheduled for Tokyo.
Those expectations vanished one terrible day just months before the Olympics.While training with his army squad, a hand grenade exploded in Takacs’ right hand, and Takacs’ shooting hand was blown off.
Takacs spent a month in the hospital depressed at both the loss of his hand, and the end to his Olympic dream. At that point most people would have quit. And they would have probably spent the rest of their life feeling sorry for themselves. Most people would have quit but not Takacs. Takacs was a winner. Winners know that they can’t let circumstances keep them down. They understand that life is hard and that they can’t let life beat them down. Winners know in their heart that quitting is not an option.
Takacs did the unthinkable; he picked himself up, dusted himself off, and decided to learn how to shoot with his left hand! His reasoning was simple. He simply asked himself, “Why not?”
Instead of focusing on what he didn’t have – a world class right shooting hand, he decided to focus on what he did have – incredible mental toughness, and a healthy left hand that with time, could be developed to shoot like a champion.
For months Takacs practiced by himself. No one knew what he was doing. Maybe he didn’t want to subject himself to people who most certainly would have discouraged him from his rekindled dream.
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In the spring of 1939 he showed up at the Hungarian National Pistol Shooting Championship. Other shooters approached Takacs to give him their condolences and to congratulate him on having the strength to come watch them shoot. They were surprised when he said, “I didn’t come to watch, I came to compete.” They were even more surprised when Takacs won!
The 1940 and 1944 Olympics were cancelled because of World War II. It looked like Takacs’ Olympic Dream would never have a chance to realize itself. But Takacs kept training and in 1944 he qualified for the London Olympics. At the age of 38, Takacs won the Gold Medal and set a new world record in pistol shooting. Four years later, Takacs won the Gold Medal again at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. Takacs – a man with the mental toughness to bounce back from anything.
Winners in every field have a special trait that helps them become unstoppable. A special characteristic that allows them to survive major setbacks on the road to success. Winners recover QUICKLY. Bouncing back is not enough.
Winners bounce back QUICKLY. They take their hit, they experience their setback, they have the wind taken out of their sails, but they immediately recover. Right away they FORCE themselves to look at the bright side of things – ANY bright side, and they say to themselves, “That’s OK. There is always a way. I will find a way.” They dust themselves off, and pick up where they left off.
The reason quick recovery is important is that if you recover quickly, you don’t lose your momentum and your drive. Takacs recovered in only one month. If he had wallowed in his misery, if he had stayed “under the circumstances,” if he had played the martyr, and felt sorry for himself much longer, he would have lost his mental edge – his “eye of the tiger” and he never would have been able to come back.
When a boxer gets knocked down, he has ten seconds to get back up. If he gets up in eleven seconds, he loses the fight. Remember that next time you get knocked down.
Takacs definitely had a right to feel sorry for himself. He had a right to stay depressed and to ask himself “Why me?” for the rest of his life. He had the right to act like a mediocre man.
Takacs could have let his terrible accident cause him to become permanently discouraged, to take up heavy drinking, to quit on life all together, and maybe even to end his own life. He could have acted like a loser.
But Takacs made the DECISION to dig deep inside and to find a solution. To pick himself up and to learn to shoot all over again. Winners always search for a solution. Losers always search for an escape.
Next time you get knocked down, DECIDE you will act like a winner. DECIDE to act like Takacs.
Get up quickly, take action, and astound the world.

What’s your definition of Success???

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Today everyone wishes to achieve success in their life. Everyone wants to succeed, wants to achieve new heights and it feels extremely good to know, as when we achieve success we are also able to make our nation taking another step towards its development at the same time.
So our success is not only belongs to us but it belongs to everyone who directly or indirectly is associated with us.

But the thing that depresses me today is the views of our youth. They have a different meaning of success, for them success is something in monetary value. The way they measure their success is truly unsatisfactory.
Today it has become a trend to measure the success in terms of wealth. Most of them measure success in monetary terms giving it a narrow meaning and this is the reason which makes them fail.

The only thing that I wish to say to our youth is “Friends we are the future of our country. So we are required to attain success in our life as to make our nation richer in terms of development. And we can only achieve success when we will choose that profession for us which is our passion, we should focus for what we are passionate about. Make your profession your passion, instead of complaining for what you don’t have.
Stop measuring success in terms of money that u wish to earn for choosing any professional stream.
But measure your success in terms of knowledge you gained till date and the knowledge you wish to achieve during your lifetime. Remember knowledge is your powerful tool to get on a stronger side. Money can be an element or a factor to measure your achievements but it can never be the only thing.
You should choose that professional stream for yourself, for which you wish to explore your knowledge. Generate your interest, make it your passion stay focused and determined to achieve the expert knowledge in whatever you choose to study or learn. As that stream will provide you with expertise and satisfaction.
Never choose the profession just because it can make you earn huge returns.
Because in that case u might become a professional but that professional will only be for a name n not because of any passion. And remember…
Success and passion always exits at the same place.

Please  change your point of view regarding success.

 

Today everyone wishes to achieve success in their life. Everyone wants to succeed, wants to achieve new heights and it feels extremely good to know, as when we achieve success we are also able to make our nation taking another step towards its development at the same time.
So our success is not only belongs to us but it belongs to everyone who directly or indirectly is associated with us.

But the thing that depresses me today is the views of our youth. They have a different meaning of success, for them success is something in monetary value. The way they measure their success is truly unsatisfactory.
Today it has become a trend to measure the success in terms of wealth. Most of them measure success in monetary terms giving it a narrow meaning and this is the reason which makes them fail.

The only thing that I wish to say to our youth is “Friends we are the future of our country. So we are required to attain success in our life as to make our nation richer in terms of development. And we can only achieve success when we will choose that profession for us which is our passion, we should focus for what we are passionate about. Make your profession your passion, instead of complaining for what you don’t have.
Stop measuring success in terms of money that u wish to earn for choosing any professional stream.
But measure your success in terms of knowledge you gained till date and the knowledge you wish to achieve during your lifetime. Remember knowledge is your powerful tool to get on a stronger side. Money can be an element or a factor to measure your achievements but it can never be the only thing.
You should choose that professional stream for yourself, for which you wish to explore your knowledge. Generate your interest, make it your passion stay focused and determined to achieve the expert knowledge in whatever you choose to study or learn. As that stream will provide you with expertise and satisfaction.
Never choose the profession just because it can make you earn huge returns.
Because in that case u might become a professional but that professional will only be for a name n not because of any passion. And remember…
Success and passion always exits at the same place.

Please  change your point of view regarding success.